After a solid performance with the British U20 team and with Great Britain's senior men's squad, San Antonio Spurs 2010 draftee Ryan Richards will now take his talents to Switzerland and play for the Lugano Tigers according to sportando.net.
This is just another step in the right direction for the young man's basketball development. Again, with the U20 team, Richards averaged of 22.3 points, and 8.1 rebounds in 11 games and although he didn't get much time on the court with the senior team, the fact he made it the squad to begin with is a testament to his maturity on the court.
Thoughts Spurs fans? Would you like to see him join the Spurs now or should he continue to take his time to develop?
First coach Pops evades using rookies and to the spurs maturity means how a player has aged.
Since the coach avoids fielding rookies, then the team should NEVER enter the draft and confine itself to sign veteran players. And since they associate maturity to age why draft at all? JUst wait for players who have stayed in the league long enough then recruit them. To my mind both practices are not sound and lacks foundation.
If the spurs is not signing R. Richards who? If they can risk on C. Joseph why not Richards? Why is the spurs so enamored with players 6'7" and below? The learning against the Grizzlies was so clear that th team needs bulk and height. For as long as the ownership and coaching staff insist on this path, the spurs can not expect to win another nba ring.
@rtesoro440 you keep mentioning the Spurs management need to do this and do that, as if you think the NBA lockout doesn't even exist. you need to realize no team, including the Spurs, cannot make contact with any player until the lockout is over, which includes doing trades and signing free agents. the management know what they're doing and i trust in them, but for now, until this lockout ends, they cannot do anything. so i would suggest you stop making comments about the management about what they should be doing now because even if they shockingly looked at what you're saying, they still cannot do anything with this lockout going on.